Melissa Sherlock, Food for Life InstructorPast Events

Food for Thought with Melissa Sherlock

Have tomatoes coming out of your ears? Cucumbers up to your eyelids? Peppers ready to pop? Whether you buy in bulk, have a garden that is overflowing, or just want some fresh recipes and ideas – plan to join us on August 28th at 8:30am to hear from Melissa Sherlock – a Certified Food for…

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Fourth Truck Added to Fleet

A fourth refrigerated truck was added to Saving Grace’s fleet last month to meet growing demand for our food rescue and delivery services. Purchase of the truck was funded with a grant from the Harper Family Foundation.  Betsy Murphy, Harper Family Foundation spokesperson, said they were impressed by the passion of the Saving Grace team.…

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Impact

Making an Impact on Food Waste and Hunger

2018 was a big year for Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue, thanks to the support of those who believe in our mission. We celebrated our fifth birthday in October, and by the end of the year the lifetime total of food rescued exceeded 2.9 million pounds. Here are a few highlights of the 2018 as…

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News

FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

On May 3rd, Saving Grace CEO and Founder Beth Ostdiek Smith attended a ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC to accept Saving Grace’s 2018 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award! Saving Grace was one of 57 national organizations honored by the FBI. The awards were formally created in 1990 to honor the work of community…

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Past Events

Love Your Food

Let’s talk about loving the food you already have at home, because after all, food in the trash is money in the trash. When you throw out food, you’re not only wasting the food itself, but also the resources used to make that food, particularly water. Unregulated dates on our foods’ labels lead to misinformation…

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Impact

More than 905,000 Pounds of Food Rescued in 2018

Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue continues to expand its impact on food waste and hunger in the Omaha area. Since operations began in October 2013, more than 2.9 million pounds of excess healthy food has been rescued and redistributed to feed the hungry. Last year alone Saving Grace rescued 905,765 pounds of perishable food valued…

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Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter

Amount of Food Rescued Sets Record Thanks to the support of our 37 food donors, Saving Grace rescued and redistributed 713,721 pounds of healthy perishable food, valued at more than $1.2 million, in 2017. This is an increase of 17.2% over the 2016 total. This brought the lifetime total of food rescued since operations began…

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Past Events

Saving Grace Brews Launches

Something new is brewing with Saving Grace! On October 25, Saving Grace Brews was launched – featuring a Dunkelweiss beer created by Brickway Brewery & Distillery using excess bread for a portion of the grain needed in the brewing process. A portion of the cost of each pint of Dunkelweiss sold went to Saving Grace…

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Past Events

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Thanks to our partners Film Streams and No More Empty Pots for helping present “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” at the Dundee Theater on February 21. The event was sold out, and attendees were able to see how some of the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people…

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